North Dakota Bill of Sale Form – DMV ND Information

In the state of North Dakota you may complete a Bill of Sale Form (SFN 2888) when buying or selling a vehicle, though it is not required but it could be very useful. For example, the Bill of Sale form can be used as proof of ownership for a short period, before registering the vehicle, in order to drive it.

Selling a vehicle with North Dakota title:
– Part 1 (Seller’s Assignment & Warranty of Title) must be signed and dated by seller, completed showing selling price, date of sale, and current odometer reading which is required on all motor vehicles less than ten (10) years old.
– If vehicle is less than nine (9) years old SFN 18609 Damage Disclosure Statement must be completed by the seller.
– When the owner of a vehicle sells, trades, or otherwise transfers the ownership of the vehicle, the owner must remove the license plate(s) and the vehicle will be considered unlicensed.
– The buyer may operate the vehicle for a maximum of five (5) days from date of acquisition without displaying any visible evidence of registration. However, the transferee must have dated evidence of ownership in the vehicle during these five (5) days. Dated evidence of ownership is either a dated bill of sale or a dated copy of the certificate of title.

Download here the North Dakota Bill of Sale Form SFN 2888.

Buying a vehicle with North Dakota title:
– Part 1 (Seller’s Assignment & Warranty of Title) must be signed and dated by owner(s) (seller) as shown on the front of the title. Legal name and address of new owner must be typed or printed legibly. Odometer information required on all motor vehicles less than ten (10) years old, with buyer’s signature, printed name, and date.
– Part 3 (Purchaser’s Certification and Application) must be completed and signed by buyer showing purchase price, lienholder information, if applicable, and signature and date.
– If vehicle is less than nine (9) years old SFN 18609 Damage Disclosure Statement must be completed by the seller.
– Taxes due on 5% of the purchase price.

For more information go to North Dakota Department of Transportation.

North Dakota has more miles of road per capita than any state in the nation. There are approximately 166 miles of road for every 1,000 people. NDDOT maintains more lane-miles of roads per maintenance employee than any other state in the nation.

North Dakota has the second smallest department of transportation, in terms of employees, in the nation. Only Hawaii’s is smaller.

In North Dakota there are more vehicles registered than there are residents of the state.